homemade apple cinnamon red cabbage recipe

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This homemade apple cinnamon red cabbage recipe is the perfect winter side dish.

This apple recipe cabbage is a traditional german side dish. The warm sweet and sour recipe is on everyone’s table as soon as it gets cold. We love this red cabbage recipe because it fits so many different dishes.

ingredients for the homemade apple cinnamon red cabbage recipe

traditional german red cabbage recipe

how to store the sweet and sour red cabbage

The classic red cabbage can be stored in a container in the fridge for up to 6 days. You can also put it in the freezer. Reheat the red cabbage on medium-low heat in a pot on the stovetop or reheat it in the microwave.

how to serve the traditional german red cabbage

  • A fantastic thing about this recipe is it is so varied in how to serve it.
  • You can serve it in a hotdog to pimp it up.
  • You can serve it with mashed potatoes and german sausage, which are amazing together. (here is my mashed potato recipe.)
  • You can serve it with beef like Gulasch.
  • You can serve it with roast duck, lamb, or chicken.
  • You can serve it in a Sandwich.
  • The options are endless!
traditional german red cabbage recipe

how to cut the red cabbage

  • Remove the outer leaves from the cabbage.
  • Cut the cabbage in half.
  • Cut the halves in half.
  • Cut out the stem and core.
  • Cut the quarters into thin slices or shred them. You can use a knife, mandolin, or food processor to cut it.


homemade apple cinnamon red cabbage recipe

homemade apple cinnamon red cabbage recipe

Preptime: 10min

Cooktime: 50min



Ingredients for the recipe:
1000gred cabbage
1red onion
3bay leave
1cinnamon stick
2allspice ball
4tbspapple vinegar
4tbspbrown sugar
300mlred wine
  1. Peel and chop the onion.
  2. Cut the red cabbage into thin slices by cutting the cabbage in half. The halves are in half so that you have four pieces.
  3. Cut the stem out.
  4. Cut or shred the pieces into very thin slices with a knife, mandolin, or, if you want to make your life easy, a food processor.
  5. Peel the apple. Cut the apple in half and remove the seeds.
  6. Shred or cut the apples into very thin slices.
  7. Use a big pot and add a little bit of oil.
  8. Put the pot on medium-high speed on the stove.
  9. Sautee the onion for a minute.
  10. Add the brown sugar and apple to the onion and stir it—Cook for 2 minutes.
  11. Add the red cabbage and stir it.
  12. Pour the apple cider vinegar over it.
  13. Add salt, bay leaves, cloves, all spice and a cinnamon stick—Cook for 3 minutes.
  14. Add water, wine,set the stove on medium heat, and put the lid on.
  15. Cook for about 40 minutes. Don’t forget to stir it. If needed, add some water.
  16. When the cabbage is tender, check if salt is needed.
  17. ENJOY!

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